FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Francisco, CA (September 1, 2011) – ZOOLOOK, LLC., a San Francisco-based new media agency, today announced the launch of ComiXstand, a new community site dedicated to comic book artists, writers, musicians and publishers who have embraced the independent spirit. ComiXstand’s mission is to bring increased awareness and recognition to these often overlooked artists and their independently published titles.
Nicholas Da Silva, founder of ZOOLOOK, LLC., and creator/writer of Dread & Alive and the HITLESS comic book series said, “In creating ComiXstand, my mission is to help independent artists like myself promote and market our titles directly to our fans. Independents need a preview catalog that allows us to list our titles whether we print 1 or 1000 issues. ComiXstand answers that call.
The concept behind ComiXstand was born in 2006 but the need for the actual website began to evolve back in January 19, 2009 when Diamond Comic Distributors increased their order minimums from $1,500 to $2,500, a move that eventually resulted in many small press and independent publisher rethinking their future in independent comics.
What makes ComiXstand unique is that it offers indie artists one free title listing. The listing page includes the cover artwork plus the title information (including social, web and buy links) needed for consumers to make their decision whether they want to buy your title. There’s also two affordable paid submission plans; a Basic plan for $1 a month and a Premimum plan for $3 a month. The Basic plan offers unlimited titles listed on ComiXstand including the ability to post preview pages for consumers to have a look inside the title. The Premium plan offers the same perks plus the ability to take your comic book titles to iTunes with your own comic book app, thus eliminating the need for the middleman which can easily mean forking over half of your profits.
Another cool feature from ComiXstand is the ability for indie artists to have their titles displayed at comic book conventions without actually having to be there. ComiXstand attends many of the comic book conventions held throughout the calendar year. Paid members can send in their titles and have them display and distributed to the attendees where ComiXstand exhibits. Back in October of 2010, ComiXstand secured a booth at Comic Con Long Beach and invited a group of independent comic book artists to sell their titles to the attendees. It was a huge SUCCESS! This goes to show that when independents unite, anything and everything is possible.
For more information about how to submit your titles to ComiXstand, visit ComiXstand today!
ABOUT ZOOLOOK, LLC.
ZOOLOOK, LLC. is a new media agency that utitlizes Adobe’s Creative Suite of products to develop entertainment properties that promote a multicultural experience. ZOOLOOK® properties include Dread & Alive®, the multicultural comic book series; FlashTV, the award-winning global community site for flash-generated film shorts and animations; HITLESS™, the first digital graphic novel series designed for multiple handheld platforms and Cavedudez™, the animated series featuring soccer-playing cavemen. Visit ZOOLOOK at www.zoolook.com.
Media Contacts:Nicholas Da Silva
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